Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with vinaigrette and pecans.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in lower third of oven, place a pizza stone or large pizza pan on the rack and preheat oven to 450 degrees F for at least 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons oil and garlic in a small bowl; set aside. Trim asparagus spears to about 6 inches long; slice any thicker stalks in half lengthwise. Toss in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 cup chives, salt and pepper.

  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 14-inch circle.

  • Carefully remove the pizza stone or pan from the oven and set on a heatproof surface, such as your stovetop. Place the dough on the stone or pan and brush with the reserved garlic-oil mixture. Arrange the asparagus in a circular pattern on the dough with the tips facing out. Top with cheese and the remaining chives.

  • Carefully return the stone or pan to the oven and bake the pizza on the lower rack until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 13.6g; carbohydrates 38.6g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 2.8g; fat 20.1g; saturated fat 5.4g; cholesterol 25.1mg; vitamin a iu 990.5IU; vitamin c 7.8mg; folate 92.8mcg; calcium 140.4mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 13.8mg; potassium 166.7mg; sodium 536.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

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  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
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Rating: 4 stars
Spring Pizza I have made this quite a few times since the original printing. It is excellent. I usually finish it with a drizzle of lemon olive oil. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Perfect homemade pizza This was delicious even for my kids who are not big fans of asparagus. The flavor is so good and we struggle to think of ways to improve this recipe because it's so good. The asparagus could stand on their own but the garlic cheese and chives make it even better. It took a little more chopping and cutting than I like to do for a quick weeknight meal but the taste makes it worth the time. Pros: Asparagus are seasoned to perfection Cons: The asparagus are hard to bite through and come off of the pizza Read More
Rating: 5 stars
What A Surprise! This was amazing since 1 my boyfriend made this and 2 it was a healthy easy pizza! The first time around he forgot to put on the cheese but it took us both devouring the first slices to notice. The asparagus is wonderfully flavored (and to be honest I was hesitant when he suggested we make this since it didn't seem very yummy to me.... I WAS SO WRONG). I will be making this again and adding it to our regular cooking list. The only change I would make is cutting the asparagus in to quarters for ease of eating. Pros: Easy delicious yummy simple tasteful Cons: A little to much oil Read More
Rating: 5 stars
New family favorite! We made 4 - 7' pizzas instead of one big one so that we could add toppings tomatos and onions for me! Even the fussy eater loved it! We will make this A LOT! Pros: Super easy to fix tastes fantastic! Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
4 stars because this needs extra flavoring. We added a drizzle of balsamic reduction. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderfully fresh beautiful and easy pizza to make. I added some fresh lemon zest with the asparagus mixture which added a nice zing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
YUM! I thought this looked interesting but I was really impressed by how simple it was to make and how GOOD it tasted! I used young thin asparagus stalks so I didn't have any problem with them being chewy or undercooked. Getting the pizza stone HOT first was a terrific way to make the crust nice and crispy. I'll make this again! Pros: This was easy and REALLY tasty! I'll definitely make it again and again and again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
So very yummy! This was fast easy and best of all yummy! I did make some changes instead of using pizza dough I used whole wheat pita bread and thus has small pizzas. I also did not have chives so I used green onion and also added feta cheese. Turned out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars